November 2013: Joel Shapiro Honored by FAPE at MoMA

 Joel Shapiro, Now, 2013.

On September 30, 2013 FAPE honored sculptor Joel Shapiro at the Museum of Modern Art for the installation of his monumental, blue sculpture titled "Now" (2013) that is located outside the United States Consulate in Guangzhou, China. Shapiro's sculpture marks another step in the efforts of FAPE to install and exhibit work by American artists around the world.

Guests of the event included host Jo Carole Lauder and FAPE Board members VP Darren Walker, Bob Colacello, and Carol Mack; Joel Shapiro, Brice Marden, and Carrie Mae Weems; as well as Robert Storr and directors from MoMA, The Whitney, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Pace Gallery.  

All photos by Mary Hilliard, courtesy of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies

Ruth Applehoff, Executive Director of Guild Hall; Christina Strassfield, Museum Director and Chief Curator, Guild Hall; Bruce Josephy;
artist Dorothea Rockburne; artist Ursula von Rydingsvard; and Sofia LeWitt.

Vice President Darren Walker, Elizabeth Sobieski, FAPE Board member Scotty Greenwood, and Mark Kaminsky.

FAPE Board member Judy Ney and Lee Elman.

 The Honorable Donald Blinken and FAPE Board members Bob Colacello and Vera Blinken.

Wendy Luers, FAPE founder and President Emerita; Leonard Lauder; Jennifer Russell, Associate Director for Exhibitions
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Sheena Wagstaff, Chairman of the Department of Modern and Contemporary
Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Eleanora Kennedy and FAPE Board member Carol Mack.

Artist Joel Shapiro, artist Carrie Mae Weems, and Jeffrey Hoone.

Artist Joel Shapiro and FAPE Board member Jack Shear.

Guests at the FAPE reception honoring Joel Shapiro and his gift Now to the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou,
China at The Museum of Modern Art.

FAPE Chairman Jo Carole Lauder, artist Joel Shapiro, artist Ellen Phelan, and Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale School of Art,
with Shapiro’s grandchildren and friends.

Artist Joel Shapiro

MoMA Chief Curator of Paintings and Sculpture Ann Temkin, Studio Museum in Harlem Director Thelma Golden,
MoMA Associate Director Kathy Halbreich, and Whitney Museum of American Art Director Adam Weinberg.

Fleur Harlan and Lex Federbush.

Artist Joel Shapiro with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his wife Jane Goodell.

Klaus Kertess and FAPE Board member Agnes Gund.

: Susan Zinterhofer, The Honorable Ronald S. Lauder, and FAPE Board member Sheila Johnson Robbins.

Susan Lowry, artist Brice Marden, and MoMA Director Glenn Lowry.

Pace Gallery founder Arne Glimcher and his son Marc Glimcher.

Karsten Greve with artists Joel Shapiro and Julian Lethbridge.

Tamara Mellon and Michael Ovitz.

Guests at the FAPE reception honoring Joel Shapiro and his gift Now to the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, 
China at The Museum of Modern Art. 





Jill Conner

Jill Conner is an art critic and curator based in New York City. She is currently the New York Editor for Whitehot Magazine and writes for other publications such as Afterimage, ArtUS, Sculpture and Art in America.  

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